Thounaojam Brajamani Singh

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Attacks on the Press   |   India

Attacks on the Press 2000: India

INDIAN JOURNALISTS ARE JUSTIFIABLY PROUD OF THEIR FREEDOM, which remained largely intact last year despite ongoing sectarian and political violence, and a general climate of intolerance that has worsened under the leadership of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Journalists in India's urban centers, especially those who work for the powerful English-language national dailies, tend to be insulated from threats of violence and intimidation. Members of this elite are apt to identify the most worrisome threats to the press in similar terms as their American counterparts, warning that news is increasingly driven more by corporate concerns than by the values of public service.
March 19, 2001 12:06 PM ET


Letters   |   India

Militants bomb two publications in Manipur

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed by the August 26 bombing attack on the offices of two publications in Imphal, Manipur. The attack comes just one week after newspaper editor Thounaojam Brajamani Singh was assassinated on the streets of Imphal.

August 28, 2000 12:00 AM ET


Letters   |   India

Editor murdered in Manipur

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is alarmed by the murder of Thounaojam Brajamani Singh, editor of the English-language daily Manipur News, who was killed yesterday in Manipur State.

August 21, 2000 12:00 AM ET


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